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"We recognise that the time for action in promoting the importance of racial and social mobility and inclusion is now"

Cloud 9 Cycles, the Pan Celtic Race, Wizard Works, and are extremely proud to present the 2021 scholarship for BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) cyclists in Ultra Distance racing. This scholarship was created to elevate representation in the discipline of Ultra Distance racing, and to initiate further conversation about diversity and inclusion in the cycling world. 

 The recipient of this scholarship will receive: 


  • A custom bike fit at Cloud 9 Cycles by Foundation Fit, specific to ultra-distance racing.

  • A custom hand built Cloud 9 frame based on their bike fit.

  • A fully custom bike build at Cloud 9 with high-quality parts from Hope Tech, and Handbuilt wheels from Arkane Wheel Works, all put together by our expert mechanics in the Cloud 9 workshop.

  • A spot in the Pan Celtic Race 2021. There is a choice between the solo short (900 miles/1448 kms) or long (1600 miles/2757 kms) route options.

  • Support from the Pan Celtic Race community including invitations to their famous 'Gatherings'. 

  • Training from Performance Coach Alison Wood of Veloqi from January 2021 to race day in July 2021.

  • Maintenance support from the Cloud 9 workshop during training, and leading up to race day.

  • This scholarship is valued at £10,000+

About Coaching

Alison Wood of will be providing a coaching aspect to this scholarship. Veloqi provides professional performance coaching using a holistic body and mind approach to improving cycling performance for all disciplines and all abilities.


Alison is a professional performance coach and will be providing training support for the successful scholarship recipient from the new year up until race day in July 2021.



 Race info highlights: 

  • Sign on and briefing: 3rd July, 2021. Plymouth. TBC

  • Race start: 4th July, 2021. Maker Heights, Kingsand, Cornwall. TBC

  • Race Finishing Party: Evening of 15th July (TBC), Llandudno, Wales (not mandatory if you're still riding, but a nice goal!)

  • Fixed route:  Cornwall, Wales, Ireland & Wales

  • Distance: 1600 miles / 2575 km

  • Elevation: 100,000 ft / 30,480 m

  • Duration: 7-14 days

  • Ferries included: Wales-Ireland & Ireland-Wales

  • Shorter route option: 900 miles / 1448 km & 50,000 ft / 15,240 m

  • Also included: bag & bike box collection & delivery to finish, race manual, spot trackers, goodie bag.


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 About the Race: 


The Pan Celtic Race 2021 is a 1600 mile, 100,000 ft, self-supported cycling adventure, journeying through the Celtic Nations of Cornwall, Wales, Ireland and finishing in Wales.

Wizard Works Runners Up

We are excited that Wizard Works is on board with Ultra Distance Scholarship by supporting two Runner Up spots in addition to supplying their sweet bags.

This added opportunity provides two additional spots in the Pan Celtic Race for BAME riders, performance coaching from up to race day in 2021, and full Wizard Works bags for the race. Being able to expand the scope of who this opportunity benefits is really incredible.